Block heels are a great alternative to stilettos.

Do you want height but without the wobble? If so a block heel shoe is your best choice for summer as it’s perfect for outdoor events such as weddings and garden parties. With horse racing events like the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and The Sun Met coming up they are the perfect!

Tip-toeing over green lawns, trying your best to not sink your heels into soil or avoid taking a tumble, isn’t the most pleasant way to spend the day.

Block heels are a great alternative to stilettos and not just for casual wear but for more formal occasions as well. These versatile shoes have been on the must-have list for a while and won’t be on the must-go list any time soon. Like any other heel, they come in a variety of designs and different heights to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for pumps, mules, sandals or mary-janes, you are sure to find a block heel alternative in your favourite style. So give the pointy stilettos (and your ankles and toes) a break. Here are few of my favourite block heels and how to wear them.

Shop the look: Tassel straps with wooden block heel from Superbalist.

Tassel straps with wooden block heel from Superbalist.

You can’t go wrong with tassels this summer. Worn with a long flowing dress these are perfect for any occasion.

Shop the look: Simple strapped block heel from Witchery.


Simple strapped block heel from Witchery.

Look for a classic and you’ll have it in your wardrobe for years to come. Be sure to pick a heel height you’re most comfortable with. These black wide straps are simple yet contemporary. Worn with a power suit, they are ideal for the boardroom.

Shop the look: Gingham sandals from Mr Price.

Gingham sandals from Mr Price.

You probably know by now that the gingham print is all the rage at the moment. Work this quirky pattern into your wardrobe with these cute low-heeled sandals. Worn with a frilly white dress, these are great for brunch with the girls.

Shop the look: Transparent strap block heels from Superbalist.

Transparent strap block heels from Superbalist.

The transparent toe strap is one of summer’s hottest shoe trends. These black studded heels will add an edgy vibe to your look. Wear them with a sexy bodycon dress and your ready for a hot night out

Shop the look: Nude mules from Spree.

Nude mules from Spree.

Comfortable and versatile, mules are the grown up version of a summer slip-on. Go for nude and you can wear a low heel mule with just about anything, from jeans to dresses. 

Shop the look: Yellow strappy block heels from Spree.

Yellow strappy block heels from Spree.

A pop of colour will brighten up your day and yellow is the colour to have in 2018. Summer brings sunshine and happiness and so does the colour yellow.

Shop the look: Floral with gold heel from Spree.

Floral with gold heel from Spree.

Feminine florals will always be a winner in your shoe collection and add a touch of romance to any outfit. Especially if you’re looking for something feminine to go with an outfit you have in mind for that summer wedding you’ve been invited to.